A Wireless Sensor, AdHoc and Delay Tolerant Network System for Disaster Response

This paper presents AnonymousNet (AnonNet), a system for emergency response in large scale disaster areas, e.g., earthquake and tsunami in Japan (2011) and earthquake in Haiti (2010). Despite the attention the "Emergency response" application area has received, the authors still lack data at the high spatial and temporal resolution needed to save lives, and to support disaster recovery efforts. Disaster victims are rescued after days, if not weeks; victims' physiological information is not delivered reliably on time; good co-ordination among responders is lacking, or it is based on archaic methods (pencil, paper, paint on walls); the delay in receiving vast amounts of information is bounded by the time used to physically transport tapes or hard drives; and no sensing/communication system built and deployed lasts more than a few days.

Provided by: Texas A&M University Topic: Mobility Date Added: Sep 2011 Format: PDF

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